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  CNN    Piers Morgan Tonight    News/Business.  (2013)  

    February 9, 2013
    12:00 - 12:59am PST  

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>> i can't hear them, julian. tell me what they're telling you. >> they're saying it's not off you have the chance to ski down beacon street in arlington on the back side of boston so they're taking advantage of it. and they're having a good team. we'll say that. >> what's he saying? >> they wondered who we are, basically, at this point. >> we're going to let them ski on, my friend. let them ski on. >> let them go, yeah. >> wicked good weather for skiing, i suppose, in boston. thank you so much, and we'll come back to you and see what else -- what other shenanigans we can find as we're covering this massive northeast blizzard as we're coming upon the 3:00 a.m. hour. we're live all night with you on the blizzard. back after this. all stations come over to mission a for a final go.
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dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. here we are at the top of the hour. hello from the cnn haerks. i'm brooke baldwin welcoming viewers in the united states and all around the world. this hour, across much of the northeast and new england this blizzard is bearing down. the problems are piling up. boston is about to get hit by round two of the snow. massachusetts more than 380,000 homes and businesses are without power. that is more than half of the total across the region. that number now up a bit from the last time i mentioned it now at 600,000 customers scattered across nine states. more than a foot and a half of snow has already fallen in parts of massachusetts. next to new york here, look at these pictures with me.
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really these buildings have begun to disappear in the overnight hours because the visibility is so, so poor. that's the skyline this morning. we did learn that a man, a 74-year-old man he passed away. he was hit by a car that apparently lost control on some of the snowy streets in poughkeepsie, new york. we have one fatality to report tonight and across new york, a state of emergency is in place. rail service has been suspended all the way from manhattan upstate. and as i mentioned, did i mention it is 3:00 in the morning and guess who i have on the phone, the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker calling me up. how are you doing? >> i'm doing well. just came off the streets and going to try to get some sleep before what will be a very long day tomorrow. >> i saw you were tweeting so i thought we'd try to get you before you hit the hay. tell me what you have seen so far on the streets of newark? >> the conditions are worsening.
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walked through all five wards of the city and checked on the crews and the conditions on the street. a lot of stranded cars now. a lot of people out that shouldn't be. so it's very perilous out there and people need to understand that. stay indoofrs and hunker down for the night. conditions will be bad throughout the morning tomorrow. this is not time to take this lightly. very dangerous conditions, especially around motor vehicle accidents. and we areal also on alert for possible power outages in newark if the wind starts to pick up. i'm grateful for the hundreds of workers we have out there from law enforcement to folks plowing and salting streets. a lot of work ahead. >> as the sun will begin to rise in a couple of hours is when, as you mentioned, we will get a better chance to see the damage done. hopefully the streets are cleared. first responders can get out and about. what's the biggest challenge, you think, come tomorrow
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morning? >> i think it is the mess and getting rid of this from our streets. and hopefully people will stay in and stay secure. are able to be spared and i know a lot of people are struggling without power. if newark and think surrounding environments survive power outages the biggest thing is to get the roads clear and safe so as people move about we don't see the kind of accidents that often come with icy conditions. again, the most urgent thing i could ask people to do is stay indoors as much as you can tomorrow and be compassionate and check on your neighbors, check on the elderly or people shut in. if you go out to shovel your driveway, see if there are people who may need assistance. the storm is tough but when we pull together we are a lot tougher. >> we are thinking of all of you guys especially those hit so hard from superstorm sandy and now you have this massive snowstorm. before i let you go to bed, we
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all know you cory booker, hands-on mayor. do you anticipate having to help out yourself if necessary tomorrow? >> yeah. i think we all need to take that attitude. obviously my primary concern is working with my command staff to do what is necessary to get the streets clear. i always go out with a group of folks, with shovels and other supplies. so should we see somebody in need we always try to jump out and help. it's a good spirit that i found in newark in past storms and past weather energies as well as snowstorms that folks are helping each other and i try to do my part, as well to demonstrate this is a time where we all need to be hands on and being assistance. i have a great command staff. most of my senior staff turned in an hour or two ago and they are ready for tomorrow. the city's really working in partnership with county authorities, state authorities
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and new jersey as proven a lot of resilience, especially coming out of sandy. the storm was brutal and difficult, but in many ways in terms of storm preparedness it made us that much stronger. grateful for a good team. we will have a big day tomorrow and i will be on the streets doing my best to be of service during a long, difficult day. >> i won't keep you on the phone because i know you have some sleep to get but appreciate you picking up the phone to call us here at cnn. >> i appreciate. cnn does an incredible job of keeping people aware of what is going on and i thank you for the media during storms for the information that is critical. >> absolutely. we are here to help. thank you, cory booker on the phone with me. newark, new jersey mayor. we have a couple of folks out. susanen candiotti is in boston. alison kosik in boston and karen maginnis is working overnight
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with me tracking the storm here in the northeast. let's begin with susan candiotti in boston. how's it looking? >> reporter: good morning, brooke. >> i guess it is morning now. >> >> reporter: that's right. the wee hours of. the last time we were speaking with you, brooke, it was yesterday afternoon and you could still see a bit of the grass, a mere dusting, but i can tell you the power then of the wind, it was so much more forceful then. the pellets seemed to almost be hitting your eyeballs. i mean it stung. when i came out a while ago it is still coming down and moving sideway and every which way but the winds do not feel as strong as they did early last evening. but the snow, oh, yeah, it's piling up. i know you have been watching all throughout the night. we are here in downtown boston.
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you can see over in this yardstick, it measures nine inches, but if i go over this way, take a few steps and it goes off. >> look at how deep that is. careful. >> >> reporter: now you can see -- keep in mind i'm five feet tall so it doesn't take much for me. it is really accumulating and of course as the day goes on they are expecting the winds to pick up. naturally as it always happens in these big snowstorms you don't have to worry -- you not only worry about the snow piling up but the shifting snow and the snow drifts that will be probably happening as the day goes on. also, we have been very lucky here. never lost power, at least in this section of the city. all the lights are still on. you can see those beautiful blue lights over my shoulder.
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sort of a dan pi affect here in columbus park. behind me is quincy market, and the rest of it. you rarely see anyone walking by but you do see a snow blower from time to time going around there and some, of course as you have been watching, the plows on occasion seeing those, too. but i swear timing is everything, brooke. just before you came to me -- >> who's this? >> these three people. these three people are out for a stroll and why not at 3:00 in the morning. i know you and julian were trying to catch some people they are joining us from. >> washington, d.c. >> washington, d.c. >> arlington, virginia. >> it's not like they were here on a visit. they specifically came here because. >> the snow. >> white knuckle from boston. >> we drove in this morning and took eight hours to get in
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today. yes. >> only because you wanted to -- >> just to witness the snowstorm. we don't get any snow in d.c. so we have to witness it here unfortunately. >> where are they from, susan? >> they are from d.c. and virginia, right you guys. >> yeah. >> this one works for the fire department. >> we all work for the fire department. >> now, where do you have a place to stay? or are you just sleeping in the car? i'm afraid to ask. >> hotel. we actually have a hotel. yes, yes, yes. >> glad to hear that at the at least. it is something for the record books or might be one for the record books. what's this like to experience this as you are walking around. >> it is awesome. the best part is the wind. it is lightened up but it will get going later on. the accumulation, you are in boston the best city in the country and the winds and it's wonderful. you can't beat this. >> okay, guys. thank you very much. you need to be careful out there. >> hang on, i have one more.
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>> maybe it is time to get to that hotel room. >> keep them there, susan. how often do they see people who drive eight hours to go to boston to see the snow. i'm curious what the first thing they did when they saw the snow, snowball fight, snow angels, i don't know. >> not the first time you have seen snow in your lives, of course but you wanted to be part of this experience. so when you saw it really coming down did you experience whiteout conditions? what was your reaction when you saw all of this? >> it hasn't been so bad so far. we have been to chicago a couple of years ago and the blizzard there and this is much worse so far it has been nice to see the heavy snow and the wind. >> did you get in snowball fights or build a snowman. >> i think we are going to do that soon. you better watch out. >> i'm ready. >> the challenge is on. exactly. >> thank you very much.
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look at this. now we don't want to show that but he is proud where he works. we don't want to say where he is supposed to be today but at any case it is 3:00 in the morning. >> washington, d.c. >> that's right. i think we are using anonymous names but we will move on. >> go ahead. >> exactly. as i said we are lucky we haven't lost power but i think the numbers are up to 380,000 homes and businesses are without. and that's going to be tough obviously as the sun comes up and as it gets colder than this and the snow comes and you are stuck at home. you have to remember that as they remind everyone here to check on your neighbors, making sure they are okay as best you can as the day goes on. >> susan kand i don't think ty and friends at 3:00 in this morning in boston. thank you. i guess i was asking i heard
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where they were from, d.c and virginia but i'm thinking are you from buffalo, did you miss the snow so much that you wanted to drive eight hours to bosses on the to be stuck in it. >> i think he was covering up where he worked. >> we won't go there. any way, so boston. they are getting hit again. >> they are. the visibility is still a half mile. i just took a look at the winds. the winds have come down a tick over the last couple of hours, but i think when the next round comes through and it is holding together so you will get the heavy snowfall rate, that two to three inches per hour. it is probably going to be one for the record books. >> really? >> but it has been devastating for the highways and everywhere we look. as susan just mentioned, they are fortunate that at least that particular area didn't lose power, but a lot of areas across massachusetts, westport, halifax, just a few i jotted down in the last couple of minutes were reporting trees
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down, power lines down. it is heavy, wet. the wind is blowing and just a matter of time. 600,000 maybe in the next couple of hours we could see hundreds more. >> we are still in the thick of it and once the sun comes up is when you see the damage that's been done and when the first responders need to get out and about and respond. >> by midday, this really tapers off quite a bit. the storm moves to the atlantic. we will be able to assess things more thoroughly around noontime for today. >> thank you. don't go anywhere. we are up for the next couple of hours here taking you through the storm. 40 million people in the path of this blizzard. look at this, though. seems like the visibility improved in manhattan. some buildings are reappearing for us. we will be right back. special coverage after this. life upside down. life >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts,
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the blizzard is making travel down right difficult for one nba team. everything at a stand still at 3:00 in the morning. the knicks are stuck in minneapolis. spurs delaying a trip to new york until tomorrow afternoon or today, this afternoon.
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the nets are taking a train instead of hopping a plane back to new york after playing in d.c. this thing is affecting all kinds of people and we have alison kosik. she is in manhattan for us still in the wee hours. allison, good to see you. pretty quiet. >> it is pretty quiet to say the at least. the snowstorm put the city that never sleeps in to a deep slumber. when is the last time you saw the streets of new york this empty? here's the snowplow. the first i have seen in about an hour. finally. but the snow is not too bad. it has been coming down a little faster at a pretty good clip. hard for some of the folks who are shoveling the area, hard for them to keep up with it. it continues to pile up here. who's up besides you and me, brooke, but lucas. everyone who passes was drunk. lucas is not, thank goodness. what were you doing tonight?
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>> hanging out with this girl right here. and we went to karaoke with friends. >> that's a good idea. karaoke -- >> it was a good night. so we decided to go sing, indoor, warm, away from the snow. >> so the snow didn't scare you from having a good time? >> obviously it is hard to take a taxi, but the subway is running so you can take the subway so that was a good option for us and decided to go out. >> we came from princeton. we are here for a friend's birthday and we are -- some of our friends are supposed to come tomorrow but i don't think they can make it so we are glad we caught the train in time. >> did you attempt to catch a cab? >> we did earlier but seeing how there were no cars on the street because of the snow we decided to take the subway instead. >> enjoy the rest of the evening. even the cabbies gave up.
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they said we are not going to run the street. pretty much no one is around at this point. >> thubt. people out and about at 3:00 in the morning. you have friends, susan candiotti has some friends. >> it is new york city. >> alison kosik, thank you so much. and the red cross has shelters open for people seeking heat, refuge from the blizzard. sara smith is with the american red cross in providence, island. >> we are responding to the storm. it is a challenge as you can imagine. we have shelters on the cape in massachusetts and also on long island. we have volunteers and we also have supplies in place and ready to gone on standby if emergency officials say it is time to open more shelters throughout long island and other areas if necessary. >> while i have you, while
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people are listening, just run through the common sense things that you want to pass along to people so hopefully they will not be calling you. >> well, you know, if they are home without power, obviously the biggest thing tonight is to keep warm. we want people to do that safely. so maybe the best thing to do is gather everybody in to one room. time to have a family night. stay warm. get extra blankets maybe some layered clothing for the evening. you never, ever want to use your oven or stove to heat your home. that's a dangerous thing to do. if you are going to use a generator, you need to be very, very careful that it has enough exhaust and that, you know, it hasn't been covered in snow that it will back up in to your home and have a carbon monoxide situation. you need to be careful with that. also, if you have no power, you don't want to use candles.
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with the wind the way it is, tree branches are falling a window could break and then you have wind and an open flame and a fire. that's much more dangerous situation. so we definitely suggest flashlights or maybe your kids have toys that light up. something fun even. >> great advice. >> battery power. >> great advice. she shelters that are open are obviously for folks that wouldn't have power or heat. i can't help but think about people who are homeless who are out and do not have anywhere to go. do not have shelter to seek. how are you handling that? >> well, i mean the emergency shelters that are open on the cape and in long island, they will take anybody that needs a place to stay. a lot of the cities in our region and across the affected
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area had been out there, i'm sure, even over the past few months because of the cold with different outreach to the homeless as far as places they can go. >> sara smith with the american red cross talking to me in the wee hours in providence, rhode island. we have crews, as we of course do, have covering this blizzard, including staten island buried in a blizzard after blasted by super storm sandy months ago. gary tuchman is there and we will talk him live coming up. th. block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn.
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it's snowing as hard as earlier but it is drifting in different areas. as you can see people are stuck on the side of the road here in fall river. of course we will be continuing our coverage in fall river throughout the night, as well as new bedford and all of southeastern mass. nbc 10 news. >> this is one of the reporters where we are dipping in where we can to check out the local coverage. this is wjar in fall river. this is 50 miles south of boston. we are juxtaposing two images. right side of the screen fenway home of the red sox who are in beautiful fort meyers, florida. good for them. this is what we are looking at
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as far as visibility goes in the wee hours as we are officially in to saturday morning. we are talking about this massive northeast blizzard. this hour, across much of the northeast and new england, this blizzard is bearing down. the problems piling up in massachusetts for example. more than 380,000 homes and businesses are without power. that's more than half of the total in the region. we just updated the number. it is now 614,000 customers out of power including nine different states, nine states. more than a foot and a half of snow has already fallen in parts of massachusetts. let's go to new york. show you new york pictures. live pictures, columbus circle here. the worst of the storm has hit in the pre-dawn hours. we are reporting new this is officially a fatal storm after a man has died after he was hit by a young woman driving this car who she apparently lost control
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on this snowy road and hit him. he ultimately died in the hospital. that was poughkeepsie, new york. across the state a state of emergency is in place. rail service is suspended from manhattan to upstate. i want to take you to a place now hard hit by superstorm sandy staten island. tonight, maybe i should say now this morning, has a lot of people on edge. scott mcgrath lost the first floor of his home to sandy and he like so many others are rebuilding and bracing for what's ahead. >> everybody has fear, you know. you seen the gas lines this afternoon. people were on the -- they -- the gas stations were running out of gas because people were getting their generators and cars full because it was a hard hit. if this tide is high like they are expecting and the high winds we're in for a long night. >> gary tuchman, part of this long night right along with
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folks like him. gary tuchman is live in staten island. how bad is it? hopefully not as bad as they were anticipating. >> reporter: well, there was a lot of anxiety, brooke. there's no question about it. it is certainly not as bad as connecticut as rhode island, massachusetts, new hampshire and maine. there's been a lot of snow and wind. when we started the day there was no snow on the ground whatsoever and they have gotten quite a bit. it is starting to let up. we have had precipitation now for the last 20 hours in staten island. about four hours were rain and that's why we don't have more snow than there could have been. behind me is a tent. the reason the stent here is that's where people who have been left homeless from hurricane candy three months ago have been going for meals each and every day. while this blizzard hit earlier today there are 1400 homeless people still in staten island that were having meals inside of this tent.
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a lot of people call staten island the forgotten borough. staten island has 475,000 people, 5% of the population. we sh should tell you trivia folks, the borough with the most people is not manhattan but brock lynn is number one, queens is number two, manhattan number three, the bronx is number four and little staten island is number five but now a lot of people have heard about staten island because of what happened here on october 29th when hurricane sandy came through. 23 people died in the small borough. that's 50% of the deaths in new york city despite the fact that the borough makes up 5% of the population and that's why there were so much anxiety. so far, very few people have lost power. the snow hasn't been as deep a as a lot of people thought it would be. even though it is a tough day, theening a city level is a little less right now in this particular borough of new york city. brooke. >> can i ask how albert is doing
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for folks who are flipping around, tuning in, albert is the name of our engineer who's with you who banged his head because of some of the snow, stitches. >> right. >> right. for our viewers who didn't see. i want to show what happened. albert is our satellite engineer. earlier today, you can see the police cars here. the police have been here all day here with us. that's because this particular neighborhood was hit so hard if from the hurricane, a lot of the houses were destroyed and some people are living in houses not completely fixed so they want to maintain a presence here. but our engineer albert was by the suv and this was so much snow on the suv when he went to open it up, it closed and hit him. the point of it hit him in the tp of the head. he was bleeding profusely. we went to the hospital and got six stitches and he is still working even though he has six stitches in his head. he is fine and we are delighted
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about that. because when we saw the blood we were scared for him. >> glad you were okay. we were worried about you. gary tuchman in the middle of the night with me in staten island. certainly a hard-hit area because of sandy and now tealing with all of the snow. when we come back, you, your photos, videos, your eyes and ears on the ground. we will be joined live and walk through your photos as our special coverage of this northeast blizzard continues.
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i should point out as we are covering this storm, some of the
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best stuff we gept in to cnn is straight from you at home. you are our eyes on the ground for us covering the storm. amy la port is back here with me. 3:30 in the morning. what a trooper. talking me through the ireports, photos and videos people have been sending in. >> we have great video i want to show you guys. let's roll the first one. check this out. this guy. he came out. he brushed his car off and two hours later he comes back out to eight inches of snow on his car. this is dartmouth. i just feel like it is a losing battle for this guy. i think he should give it a rest and let the snow keep falling. look at that in he is trying to clean his car off because he thinks he is going to beat the storm. as we say in the south, bless his heart. >> this guy he's basically out on the streets. watch this snowplow roll by. i think it is fascinating. we are sitting here, gosh, it's
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tting late. think of the people out there who are actually plowing this. i mean, talk about a losing battle. good luck out there, mate. >> thank goodness for them. >> they are doing their best trying to clear the roads out there before those people wake in the morning. next video, this is a city park. >> it is so beautiful. >> i know that's what i said. it is the wind being whipped around. this is snow in boston. obviously propelled by the winds. >> i can hear it. >> yes, let's listen. >> makes me cold hearing that it. >> is like bone chilling. the winds high as 70 miles an hour. great video. >> thank you, travis. >> he is a university student who moved here from california and said he misses the beach. don't blame him really.
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times like this -- people are looking at the brighter side. this tweet coming in. for new englanders, hunker down for what this woman is calling sn smoke snoek /* /- -- snowpocalyse. >> please keep sending them in. cnnireport. >> i'm hearing ali velshi in my ear and now i'm getting sleepy. do we want to go there? after the break. we have been checking in with ali velshi. he is on cape cod as he has been battered by the winds and you can see the surf behind him. we will see how it is going in cape cod after this. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood
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boston getting hit with another round of snow. you see the windshield wipers working. this is the car of julian cummings. he's our producer who's been navigating the streets of boston for us for more than 12 hours now. we were talking at 2:00 p.m. and now it is long past 2:00 a.m. pictures here in boston -- we'll come back to him but we want to talk to ali velshi who has been in the storm. he actually loves it. let me just say that but there is a twitter handle called save ali velshi.
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i promise you he wants to be there. he wants to be in the middle of the big story. he has been in cape cod in the town of dennisport, massachusetts and he has an update on the situation. >> they are back in dennisport but off for hundreds of thousands of customers in massachusetts. that's the problem as people wake up in a few hours. they might be waking up in to cold houses. it is cold. the wind has died down. it does feel like we are on the backside of the storm. it is pelting me right now. we have a gust coming through, but there are moments where i don't feel it. and as you can see we have been talking for a couple of hours, i can stand up straight and talk to you, which i wasn't able to do earlier. i was hunched down or doing this. there are gusts coming through but we are on the back end. there's a lot of precipitation. you can see it between us. it is icy pellets but it is lighter than before. there's less accumulation. the problem now is going to be
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even if we're at the back end of this thing, even if it is just a few more inches of snow it could be the few inches that takes down the branch or power line and puts people out of power and until there's no wind you are not going to get guys in buckets repairing that. it is cold. not all that cold the actual temperature but enough wind it is making it particularly cold and still a travel ban in effect here in massachusetts and connecticut and rhode island. so you can't get around. we're at the back end. i don't think it is going to get substantially worse but that doesn't mean it is going to get worse if you have power now you still may lose it. it is best to take precautions. the coast of cape cod, i'm at the southern side. i'm two-thirds of the way east. go farther east you get to chatham. the northeast coast of cape cod was also hit hard. we don't have a sense of how badly cape cod has been hit overall. a quarter million people are
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wintering on cape cod. these are full-year residents. it has been hit hard. probably accounts for a fair number of people massachusetts. even though boston has been hit hard. the power outages are fairly well concentrated here on the cape cod side of things. hopefully, i can stand an talk to you so looks like over the course of the next few hours we will have less this of this coming along. >> i can see it is dark behind you and the waves crashing behind you. there were sort of initial fears over flooding issues, although chad seemed to put that to bed. what kind of surge, if anything, are you seeing? >> nothing actually. which is interesting. whoa! a little ice there. >> careful. >> right here is where high tide hit at 9: 5, 10:00. this is a few feet higher than yesterday's high tide which was over here. we got nothing extra and as soon as the tide receded there was some fear that as the storm hit which was an hour and a half or
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two hours ago when chad said it got to the -- the low pressure system got as close to me as it was going to get. the water was far enough out it didn't seem to be a big impact. cape cod is a big place and flood warnings were in effect for a lot of massachusetts not just cape cod. i don't know what the story is in other places. from the northeast coast, chatham, northwest to that one part of the triangle of cape cod, that was perhaps in more danger of flooding but we don't have reports of that right now. at the moment, it does feel like we may have missed the worst of that but we will have to wait until we get more reports in to figure that out once daylight starts in a few hours. >> ali velshi, thank you so much. coming up, we will talk with julian cummings. you never know what we will find when we talk to julian. last time he caught up with cross country skiers in the back bay of boston. what could come next? we will check in with him on the other side of the break.
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3:48 east coast time. the snow continues to fall. sec round of snow falling right now in boston. if you are with me and i hope you are, i know who else is, julian cummings. my friend and producer who's been wandering -- i shouldn't say wandering, driving around the streets of boston. these are your live pictures. what is that, julian, is that a plow? >> it is a tractor with a plow on it. we are in his way slightly and he almost clipped us a bit but the city of boston is sleeping, but the trucks are out trying to make it up and running for tomorrow morning. we are on boyleton street and it
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is filled with plows, snow blowers, trucks, big mounds of snow being built hoping for the roads to be cleared in the morning but they are facing an uphill battle. it is coming down here. >> we should point out -- hang tight with me. if you are wondering why is julian driving, media is allowed to, obviously tractors, plows, first responders they are the ones they wanted to clear the streets when these folks get out they can do their jobs. julian, i'm not seeing cars. what's that car right there with the blinking rights? >> i think it is a stalled vehicle. that's one of the first cars we have seen out here that is not an emergency vehicle in a long time. they are having a few of those here and there. it is very december late. has that ghost town feel. there were a few stragglers at a local bar.
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they are now starting to go to sleep. we are definitely in a eerie feeling here. >> that's a good sign. i see the lights lining the streets there on as we talk about massachusetts, i think it is something like 350,000 people without power, but at least on the major roads like wilson street you have power. for the most part people heeding the warnings from the mayor? are most of the cars off the streets. >> most cars are off the streets. we saw some cars towed earlier in the afternoon that didn't listen the parking bans. but you will see, i'm on a different road now. some roads are plowed and some are not. there are some areas that are very slick and the city has a lot of work ahead of them here to make sure that things are working. i think people will have a lot of work to do digging out, as well tomorrow. there's a lot of roads that
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aren't plowed yet. the real challenge to keep up with the snow. >> especially the secondary streets i think some people will be stuck for a while in their homes them focus is the primary streets first. before i let you go, julian, is it still snowing? >> it is definitely still snowing. we are circling snow all over the place. you can barely see. the shot you are seeing is clearer than what i am seeing. our camera seems to pick up a lot of light. it is snowing really hard. >> okay, julian. safe driving, please. we will talk to you in a bit. as you have been driving for us 0 a number of hours in boston to give us an idea of what it is like. we have new exclusive video as we have been covering this breaking story in southern california. look at this. this is the suspect, this former cop who's accused of killing three people.
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special blizzard coverage in just a moment here, but first the manhunt for the excop
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accused of gunning down several police officers in southern california. look at these pictures. the irvine police department released this surveillance photo taken at an orange county hotel days before christopher dorner allegedly launched his deadly vendetta against law enforcement. >> reporter: christopher dorner, lapd cadet in 2005. >> what do i you think watching this considering what has happened? >> well, he's an expert with weapons definitely. he's definitely dangerous. >> this man spent months with dorner at the lapd training academy. we are altering his voice and not showing his face because he fears that dorner will go after his police friends but he wants the public to see this so people understand what the lapd is facing. >> you look at chris, you can see he is a little bit of an
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expert. the arms, the shoot. almost no movement when he shoots the gun and so nothing. >> he stood out. >> he stood out. he knew what he was doing. the lapd will go after one of their own former and he knows -- like i said he knows what he is doing. he knows how to use everything. >> being a cop, do you think -- could you tell it was important to him? >> yeah. i think it was very important to him. yeah. >> you could see it. >> yeah. >> even during the training? >> yeah. i think it is a 300 pound dummy and he does that easily. >> easily and this is 300 pounds. >> i believe so. >> so this is a very strong man. >> yeah. >> not everything was easy for dorner. he said he witnessed drill instructors picking on him for his weight and slow running. >> when i hear of how angry he is about the lapd, i think that fits to my experience with him. i could kind of -- that matches up when he says things about
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lapd, that matches up to the way i think he had his neerns the lapd, especially the academy. >> this man never spoke to dorner, but he never forget the cadet. >> your thought was this man represents power. >> exactly. i wanted to show -- when i was going to -- i wanted to show the lapd is powerful. look at this powerful man. >> is it frightening to think the lapd is facing this man. >> this guy is no joke. >> one police are taking seriously. cnn, los angeles. >> frightening times in southern california for sure. >> we will be back after this here as we are coming upon the 4:00 a.m. hour. we are live for you covering the storm in the way cnn can. much more of the northeast blizzard after this. at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook.